Aging Scholarship

The goal of the Helen Bader Age & Community Scholarship program is to provide financial support for students pursuing a certificate focused on gerontology. Since 2004, over $500,000 in Helen Bader Age & Community Scholarships have been awarded to students in a wide range of disciplines.

Scholarship Criteria

  • Demonstrate a 3.0 or higher GPA for two consecutive academic years at the undergraduate level or one year at the graduate level
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the field of gerontology
  • Be admitted to the Graduate Certificate Program in Applied Gerontology at UW-Milwaukee

Scholarship Application

The scholarship deadline for the 2014/15 academic year has passed. Please check back in January 2015 for more information about the application process and deadlines for the 2015/16 academic year.

Scholarship Recipients

Scholarships are awarded each spring to part-time and full-time students who will are admitted to the Graduate Certificate in Applied Gerontology program the following fall. Past recipients have represented a wide range of disciplines, including Nursing, Health Sciences, Social Work, Architecture, and Non-Profit Management.

More Information

For information about other forms of financial aid options and eligibility visit the UWM’s Department of Financial Aid website or call (414) 229-4541. Students should also contact their school or college to learn more about other scholarship opportunities.


Rachelle Alioto, MSW

Director of Education and Programming
Phone: 414-229-7316


Center for Aging & Translational Research
Phone: 414-229-7313


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